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Original WW2 era photo showing what looks to be 3 German officers conversing at a train station.

Discussion in 'Photographs and Documents' started by Heartfeltzero, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. Heartfeltzero

    Heartfeltzero Active Member

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    A good photo. Any idea where they were?
     
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    Nothing identifying the location is written or stamped on the reverse so unfortunately that is unknown
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Too bad. An interesting look.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Ranks? What's the little sword for?
     
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    someone one a different site said they think the guy on the right is Erich von Manstein. Sorta has a resemblance but idk what the chances of it being him are.
     
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    I’m not really sure to be honest
     
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    I think its a dagger =

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    Officer decoration ?
     
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    Size matters.
     
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    Looks like the officer in the center was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class. His riding breeches were issued as part of the uniform, not necessarily a horseman.
     
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    I believe the breeches fell out of favour as the war progressed. Lou is right as to the breeches not being indicative of a cavalry officer.

    If I had to guess, I'd say that photo dates from 1940-42.

    That officer on the right does resemble Erich von Manstein, but I am confident that it is not him. Stature/posture does not match anything I've seen from von Manstein.
     

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